June 12, 2013: Columbia, Maryland—The National Association of Credit Management (NACM) honored Val Venable, CCE of Houston, Texas (Meyer Park/Willowdrome area) with the 2013 Alice M.H. McGregor Award during its 117th Annual Credit Congress and Exposition, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 19-22, 2013. NACM’s highest honor is the Alice McGregor Achievement Award, which memorializes one of NACM’s great leaders. This prestigious award recognizes creative approaches and consistent high performance that benefit the recipient’s company, affiliate, the national organization and the business credit profession. The award acknowledges exceptional achievement and an outstanding record of contributions to the profession. Award recipients serve as role models, set standards for others and apply their professional expertise outside of their companies. NACM was proud to present this award to Venable, who is the director of credit for Ascend Performance Materials, manufacturers of polyamide raw white and solution dyed fibers and filaments for textile and carpet yarn applications in Houston.
Venable has decades of service and accomplishments with NACM. Most recently, she testified at a May 21 hearing of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 held at NACM’s Credit Congress. Venable was one of three panelists that spoke about the problems that unsecured creditors have in dealing with the Bankruptcy Code’s Section 547 preference provisions.